Twitter seeks to do better at inferring its users’ consumer and political preferences, gender, age, and more.
Computer scientists have developed a technique for reconstructing missing web resources from the context in which they appeared, just like archaeologists in the physical world
Genevieve Bell, director of Intel’s user experience research, says companies building wearable computers haven’t figured out why people might want them.
Anger spreads faster and more broadly than joy, say computer scientists who have analysed sentiment on the Chinese Twitter-like service Weibo.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
New research shows China’s online censorship relies on a competitive market where companies vie to offer the best speech-suppressing technology and services.
The Tor anonymity network is championed as a tool for freedom of speech and anonymity. But the reality is depressingly different, say Internet researchers who have analysed the network's traffic using a security flaw.
Patients are collaborating for better health — and, just maybe, radically reduced health-care costs.
New details of the NSA’s capabilities suggest encryption can still be trusted. But more effort is needed to fix problems with how it is used.